Category: akhenaten

A bust of the 18th dynasty pharaoh Akhenaten (…

A bust of the 18th dynasty pharaoh Akhenaten (r.1353-1336 BC). Now the

Alexandria National Museum.

Talatat wall from the temple of Akhenaten at…

Talatat wall from the temple of Akhenaten at Karnak. Now in the Luxor Museum.

Relief showing Akhenaten and his family

Relief showing Akhenaten and his family

This relief was discovered within the royal tomb at Tell el-Amarna, it depicts the king and queen offering lotus flowers to the god Aten. The Aten itself is shown as a sun-disc, its rays ending with human hands providing life and prosperity. Behind the king and queen, their eldest daughter, Meritaten can be seen holding a sistrum with one hand, and holding the hand of her younger sister Meketaten with the other. The two are depicted wearing long transparent dresses, in the typical style of the Amarna Period. Each figure has thick lips, flabby stomachs, large ears, and narrow eyes. Nefertiti is wearing a long wig and a crown with a uraeus, surmounted by two horns, a sun-disc, and two long plumes. There is a clear similarity between the faces of Akhenaten and his family. The scene is accompanied by prayers to the Aten, and the titles and names of each member of the royal family. 

Reign of Akhenaten, Amarna Period. New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, ca. 1353-1336 BC. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.

Colossus of ‘Amenhotep IV’ Akhenaten with cr…

Colossus of

‘Amenhotep IV’ Akhenaten with crook and flail, excavated from the Temple of Aten at Karnak. Amarna Period. New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, ca. 1353-1336 BC. Egyptian Museum, Cairo.

Great Hymn to the Aten. Pharaoh Akhenaten an…

Great Hymn to the Aten. Pharaoh Akhenaten and his family adoring the Aten. Amarna Period, ca. 1353-1336 BC. Egyptian Museum, Cairo.

Statue of king Akhenaten (alabaster), from Tel…

Statue of king Akhenaten (alabaster), from Tell el-Amarna. Amarna Period, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, ca. 1353-1336 BC. Egyptian Museum, Berlin.

Relief portrait of king Akhenaten. Amarna Peri…

Relief portrait of king Akhenaten. Amarna Period, 18th Dynasty, ca. 1340 BC. Now in the Altes Museum, Berlin.

A Colossal Statue of Akhenaten“A group of colo…

A Colossal Statue of Akhenaten

“A group of colossal statues of Akhenaten, originally from the Temple of the Aten at Karnak, are on display in the Egyptian Museum. These statues may represent the first time that Akhenaten’s new religious thoughts were translated into art and architecture. Here we see the king standing, wearing a kilt that hangs below his swollen stomach. It is tied with a belt, decorated with the royal cartouche. He wears the Double Crown of Upper and Lower Egypt, as well as the Khat-headdress. In his hands he holds symbols of power and authority. His features are presented in the typical style of the period, with narrow slanting eyes, a long thin face, and thick lips. JE 49529, sandstone, H.293 cm, 18th Dynasty, New Kingdom, Temple of Aten, Karnak Temple, Luxor, Ground Floor, Room 3″

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Upper part of an ushabti of king Amenhotep IV ‘Akhenaten’ (quartzite), Amarna Period, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, ca. 1340 BC.

Upper part of an ushabti of king Amenhotep IV …

Upper part of an ushabti of king Amenhotep IV ‘Akhenaten’ (quartzite), Amarna Period, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, ca. 1340 BC.